Week 6 Action - The 2018 Women's Football Alliance

Week 6 Game Previews: Coach and Player insight

Here are this week’s game previews!
Knoxville Lightning v Carolina Phoenix
Derby City Dynamite v Music City Mizfits
Los Angeles Warriors v Kern County Crusaders
DYST Pittsburgh by Larry Snyder:  Pittsburgh Passion v Columbus Comets

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Knoxville Lightning (0-3) @ Carolina Phoenix (0-4)
May 12, 2018 – 6:00pm – Aderholdt Stadium – 2920 School Park Rd High Point NC 27265
By AnneMarie Snyder

Both teams come into this game looking to notch their first victory of the season. In anticipation of this game, the Lightning took a Bye week last week to heal up and prepare for the Carolina Phoenix, a former D2 team.

“Both teams have yet to find their stride on offense this season,” said Lightning Defensive Coordinator Coach Gregory Goodman. “I know the Phoenix will be looking to change things around in an effort to put a few points on the board, and hopefully our defense will be ready to make adjustments. If we want to be successful this Saturday, we need to find our mental toughness and not let our exhaustion determine our actions.”

Both teams are looking forward to what is expected to be an exciting game.

“I have a lot of respect for the Phoenix organization,” said Knoxville Lightning Founder, Lena Bennett. “They are great hosts and play with awesome sportsmanship. I think each team will be good competition for each other.”

Melissa Reyes, the four-year OL/DL veteran believes that the team is solid and they’ve been playing hard, but they are still having trouble putting points on the board.

“This week in practice we went back to the basics, knowing that we must execute on fundamentals in order to be successful on the field.” she said.”

The whole Knoxville Lightning organization is hungry for a WIN and looking forward to a great game against the Carolina Phoenix.

“They [Phoenix] are a good team with hard hitters,” said Amanda Whitcomb, Rookie Wide Receiver, Safety, and Corner Back.  “It’s going to be a challenging game.  It will take some grit and work, and both teams are definitely going to have to work hard to get this win.”

If you cannot see us live, or want more information about our team, please visit our website and follow the action via our social media pages:

Webpage:   www.knoxvillelightning.com
Facebook:  Knoxville Lightning
Twitter:      @knoxlightning14

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Los Angeles Warriors (4-0) vs Kern County Crusaders (1-2)El Rancho High School, 6 p.m., Saturday, May 12th
by Warriors Staff

This past weekend’s win shook the WFA.  As the Division I game of the week, teams across the league wanted to know how two powerhouses would square off.

The Los Angeles Warriors scored on their third offensive play of the game and never looked back. It was something to witness as all three areas of football (offense, defense, and special teams) scored on an undefeated team. With this win, the Warriors have finally put Los Angeles on the radar as the team to look out for in the Championship run. Also, this has created a true rival between North and South which is going to excite women tackle football fans for the years to come.

Although that win was amazing, it is “back to business” as the Warriors get geared up to play the Kern County Crusaders for the first time this Saturday in front of a home crowd. For the Crusaders, their season started off with controversy, but then they bounced back and won their second game. Since then, things have not gone well with this young team, especially with putting points on the board. But with Emalee Tunney leading the offense, they hope to surprise one of the top defenses in the WFA.

And speaking of the Warriors defense, it has been playing at an exceptional level, allowing only one touchdown per game. They have forced punts, caused fumbles and even have an interception turned into a touchdown without a single penalty. The offense has really found its identity with their one-two punch of Priscilla Gardner and Alexis Snyder. They have run for a total of 8 touchdowns and crucial two-point conversions.

“[It] doesn’t matter what division you are, it’s who wants it the most,” Warriors quarterback Erika Collins stated. “Who is prepared and sticking to their game plan. We need to stay focused and stay hungry.”

As the WFA has seen this season, the division you are in does not define the team you can be. The Warriors will have to bring everything out to their home opener to keep their dominance on the West Coast.

If you cannot see us live or want more information about our team, then please visit our website to follow the action via our social media pages:

Website: www.lawarriorsfootball.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesWarriorsFootball/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/la_warriors_football/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_la_warriors
Snapchat: la_warriors

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Derby City Dynamite v Music City Mizfits
Game date: May 12th , 2018 @ 7 p.m. (Central) Lighthouse Christian School, 5100 Blue Hole Road, Antioch, TN 37013

By T.Banks

This weekend’s Women’s Football Alliance match-up between the Derby City Dynamite and the Music City Mizfits will be epic.

DCD and MCM are somewhat sister teams that have joined together on many occasions to play out of league opponents during the off-season.  They have also played against each other a number of times over the years, with last season being no different.

DCD lost both games last season to MCM, however they look to change that this weekend.

Saturday’s game will be the first of two regular season games between these two hardnosed teams.  On one side of the ball, Music City is known as their slogan suggests “Don’t Stop Don’t Quit” and on the other side Derby City’s motto for 2018 is to #EARNIT.

This is sure to be a juggernaut of a game.

Music City’s starting Quarterback Donita Hines is no rookie to the sport.  She calls her offense on the field and knows how to read a defense, which will be instrumental if they plan to defeating the Dynamite, whose backup QB, Tessa Marsh, is no slouch either.

“We made some vital mistakes last season, however that chapter is over and we are ready to put a new and improved team on the field,” said DCD’s veteran running back/strong safety Crystal White, who missed last season due to a college intern and expects to make up for her absence in this week’s game.  “I plan on making a huge impact this weekend, in helping my team to win.”

DCD is hungry for another win coming off of a much needed BYE week after convincingly beating the South Carolina Smash.  And the Mizfits are coming off of a morale-boosting revenge win over the Cincinnati Sizzle.  Both teams have something to prove this weekend and it will come down to who wants it more.

“Last season I was just a rookie learning the game,”  said DCD safety LaMyra McGee. “But this season I’m playing to win. No more rookie mistakes.”

THE DYNAMITE IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE!!!

Website: www.derbycitydynamite.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/derbycitydynamitefootball/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/@DerbyCityWTFB
Instagram: @DERBYCITYDYNAMITE